Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Community groups don’t want more billboards, but Scott and Young press ahead

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Billboards could rise up to nine stories above railroad tracks across southern Baltimore, blocking residential views of the waterfront, under a City Council measure introduced on behalf of a New Jersey businessman
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Prince George’s eyes post-pandemic government overhaul

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Prince George’s County government should be prepared to overhaul some of its functions as it deals with an ongoing pandemic, according to recommendations made by a panel appointed by County Executive Angela Alsobrooks.
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Bill introduced to provide free lawyers to renters facing eviction

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
A renter’s right to counsel follows an Abell study showing legal help keeps people from living on the streets
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Longtime top aide Foxwell out at comptroller’s office

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
A longtime top aide to Comptroller Peter Franchot is suddenly out.
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Opinion: With No Special Session, Legislature Is Ignoring Its Responsibilities

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Not long ago, I participated in a “People’s Special Session,” a political action to demonstrate how elected leaders of the Maryland General Assembly could safely meet to address the multi-faceted crises caused by COVID-19.
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Med-mal attorney Snyder faces attempted extortion charge

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Prominent medical malpractice attorney Stephen L. Snyder has been indicted on a federal attempted extortion charge and related offenses stemming from his alleged demand that the University of Maryland Medical System pay him $25 million or he would go public with allegations of irregularities in the health care facility’s handling of organ transplant surgeries.
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SEN. CARTER ATTRIBUTES TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS DIAGNOSIS TO RECKLESS BEHAVIOR

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Sen. Jill Carter (D-Baltimore City) said Monday that President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis is the direct result of reckless behavior such as not wearing a mask and disregarding other recommended safety guidelines.
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Maryland casino monthly revenue increases over 2019 for first time during coronavirus pandemic

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
For the first time since the coronavirus shut their doors for three months, casinos across Maryland produced an increase in revenue in September — more than $1.4 million — compared with last year.
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Fewer domestic violence reports through pandemic in Harford County, but cases are more severe, police and advocates say

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Beyond the risk of contracting the coronavirus, public health experts were concerned that the pandemic could lead to more instances of domestic violence as school closures and government orders confined families to their homes.
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Empty grandstands and less betting: A look at Preakness 2020 by the numbers

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
The Preakness Stakes — normally one of Baltimore's rites of spring — ran this year on a sunny October day. In a year upended by the novel coronavirus, one of the only constants was the the 1 3/16-mile track at Pimlico Race Course.
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Baltimore County Council To Vote On Tenant Protections Bill

Publisher Name : Baltimore Fishbowl
The Baltimore County Council is voting on a bill Monday evening that aims to protect tenants from eviction during the pandemic. The bill consists of regulations on sudden residential rent increases.
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Developer plans mixed-use project on Westport waterfront formerly owned by Kevin Plank

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A Baltimore County developer plans to build a mixed-use community on one of Baltimore’s last undeveloped waterfront sites, a parcel in Westport owned by Kevin Plank.
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